LG confirms curved OLED screen for its next flagship phone

LG has confirmed the upcoming LG V30 will make the switch to an OLED screen, marking the first time the company has used the tech since 2015’s G Flex 2.

This week saw a couple of leaks that seemed to suggest the phone would be arriving sans the second screen that the series is known for, and now it seems we have confirmation of this as well as the addition of an OLED display.

First up, LG has revealed in a press release that the V30 will come sporting a curved 6-inch P-OLED FullVision display.

The company says this will result in better visuals, better battery life, and “accelerated response times”, as well as providing the basis for quality VR experiences (Google has confirmed the V30 will support its Daydream platform).

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The FullVision screen will feature an 18:9 ratio, and comes with Gorilla Glass-coated plastic on the panel, with curved edges that aren’t quite as dramatic as Samsung’s Edge design – as shown in the image below.

The P-OLED panel is also said to come without any of the burn-in issues that some OLED panels have struggled with in the past.

What’s more, the screen will offer a crisp QHD resolution, as well as HDR 10 support, which when combined with the phone’s ability to cover 148% of the DCI-P3 colour space, should make for some impressive performance.

“Expertise in OLED has long been a core competency of LG, and the technology has always been seen as a potential value-add for smartphones,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

“With competition in the global smartphone space fiercer now than ever, we felt that this was the right time to reintroduce OLED displays in our mobile products.”

The 6-inch screen will be LG’s largest in four years, but the company says the actual body will be smaller than last year’s LG V20.

In order to achieve this, the firm has reduced the upper and lower bezels by 20 and 50% when compared to the V20, while the LG logo has been moved from the bottom of the display to the back of the phone.

Elsewhere, Android Authority reports that LG has confirmed the removal of the second screen, in favour of a ‘floating bar’ that is “designed to provide quick access to shortcuts and possibly even notifications,” according to a source.

LG will debut the device at the end of the month, with the phone set to hit stores in September, so stay tuned.

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